Clients of a Finchley-based law firm have been given the lowdown on the forthcoming changes to data protection law by two leading barristers and have helped raise more than £800 for charity in the process.
OGR Stock Denton Solicitors hosted the seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Thursday 22 February 2018, where clients had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, Peter Susman QC and Hannah Curtain, both barristers at Henderson Chambers.
GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will mean extensive changes to the law on handling personal and sensitive data in the UK. The new rules will be accompanied by tougher penalties, including the possibility of fines of up to €20 million or four per cent of annual turnover, whichever is greater.
The £800 proceeds from the event will go to Langdon UK, a charity which provides support for young adults with learning disabilities.
Gitta Altmann, a Partner and Head of Company Commercial and Employment at OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, said: “It is critical that businesses prepare themselves as early as possible for the enactment of the GDPR this May.
“I was encouraged that so many businesses attended the seminar and were so obviously keen to learn more about the issues at hand.
“Peter Susman and Hannah Curtain both provided excellent and incisive analysis of the likely implications of the GDPR for businesses and those in attendance were highly engaged with their presentations.
“It is wonderful to have been able to assist local businesses with their preparations for the GDPR, while at the same time raising much-needed funds for a very deserving cause in Langdon UK.”
This was the latest in a regular series of events and seminars held by lawyers at OGR Stock Denton Solicitors for their clients.